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<p>Hedgehog is present in the most posterior part of the wing primordium of Drosophila (blue)</p>
13 Jul 2011

Researchers discover a new mechanism for regulation of gene expression in growing tissues.

Institutional news
<p>Fernando Albericio</p>
7 Jul 2011

The American Peptide Society has granted the 2011 Du Vigneaud Award to Fernando Albericio, principal investigator of the Combinatorial Chemistry Lab for the Discovery of New Compounds at IRB Barcelona, director of the Barcelona Science Park, and full professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona. Founded in 1984, this award recognizes scientific excellence in peptide chemistry.

During the award ceremony –which was held as part of the...

Scientific news
5 Jul 2011

Researchers at IRB Barcelona identify a new component that regulates the development of the tracheal system of the fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Institutional news
<p>Researchers at the 12th Symposium of the "Fundació La Marató de TV3"</p>
30 Jun 2011

The latest findings on neurodegenerative diseases revealed in the 35 projects funded by “2005 La Marató”, including two projects coordinated by researchers at IRB Barcelona, were presented yesterday during the 12th Symposium of the “Fundació La Marató de TV3”.

Scientific news
28 Jun 2011

Researchers at IRB Barcelona have succeeded in following the correlated movements of ubiquitin’s amino acids located far away from one another to transfer information across protein structures.

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<p>Ernest Giralt and Teresa Tarragó, researchers at IRB Barcelona and the UB, and founders of Iproteos.</p>
28 Jun 2011

The Catalan biotech enterprise Iproteos, promoted by IRB Barcelona and the University of Barcelona, will apply new strategies to discover drugs with greater efficiency and fewer side effects.

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<p>Smad region (in blue) bound to the protein that causes its degradation after gene activation (in gray).</p>
16 Jun 2011

Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at IRB Barcelona reveal the mechanism of action of a protein that is essential for life and is associated with disease.

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<p>Proteins with disulphide bridges form more stable and less toxic fibers that those that do not have these bridges.</p>
14 Jun 2011

Scientists at IRB Barcelona and the BSC discover that some proteins have chemical bonds that prevent the formation of toxic aggregates.

The study sheds light on how proteins have evolved to prevent the cell toxicity associated with toxic aggregates.

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<p>3rd Career Progression in Science Day speakers</p>
10 Jun 2011

More than 60 particpants took part in the "Career Progression in Science - Options Beyond the Bench" day, held on June 9 in the Auditorium of the Barcelona Science Park (PCB). The event, organized jointly by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the PCB, aimed to create a platform where experts with a background in science, but who have gone on to take up a wide range of careers beyond the bench, could share their personal experiences and provide perspective on alternative careers for students and young researchers.

This year's panelists included: Sarah Sherwood, Head of the Department of Communications and External Relations at IRB Barcelona; Susana...

Scientific news
6 Jun 2011

Using state-of-the-art technology, they seek to unraveled the genome of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and give new key insights into the disease.

The study, which is a scientific milestone in this country, identifies four genes whose mutation causes this kind of leukemia.